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Let’s see what Obama has done so far

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President Obama has been in office for nine months, and at this point, it would be appropriate to evaluate his accomplishments, by the numbers: $1.417 Trillion. The Fiscal-Year 2009 federal deficit, the highest in history and three times the Fiscal-Year 2008 record-setting deficit of $458 billion. 10 percent. The 2009 deficit as a percentage of GDP, the highest since 1945. Since 1946, it has never surpassed 6 percent. $12.104 trillion. The ceiling on the national debt, which Congress will soon have to raise. $11.952 Trillion. The current national debt, including Treasury securities held by the government. $1.325 Trillion. The amount the national debt has increased since Obama was inaugurated. In nine months, President Obama and his allies in Congress have added 9 percent to the national debt. $384.4 Billion. The gross interest on the federal debt in fiscal year 2009. 15 million. The number of unemployed Americans on Sept. 30, 2009, or 9.8 percent of the workforce. But the real unemployment rate, which includes “discouraged workers, other marginally attached” and people who are forced to work part-time but who are looking for full-time work, is a staggering 16.9 percent, or 25-million unemployed Americans. 3.6 million. The number of jobs lost since Jan. 20, 2009. 49. The number of states that have lost jobs since the Obama stimulus plan was enacted by Congress. As the deficit and national debt soars to record levels and unemployment is at its highest levels in decades, the Obama administration’s and liberals’ in Congress solution is to advocate more federal spending and larger government programs. Love that “hope and change!” Ken Campbell, Lincoln